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Opinions on Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Imperial?

Currently I'm in Year 13, and I'm in a bit of a predicament at the moment about what to do with regard to university selection.
I have an offer to study Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Imperial, but I was hoping that would be my insurance before being rejected by Cambridge this week. This is because I'm not 100% sure I want to specialise this early, because I love all the different branches of engineering and would love to study them to some extent.
I'm expecting to get an A* in Further Maths, a D1 in Pre U Physics and an A or A* in chemistry so I'm not too worried about meeting the offer, and I was wondering if anyone could give an account of their experience doing the course, especially if they weren't entirely sure that the specialism was right for them.
Currently I think if I had to specialise it would be a toss up between Aero and Electrical but there's no overlap whatsoever which means I have to pick correctly.
I also have offers from Southampton and Bristol for Electrical and an offer from Durham for General Engineering.

Lastly, I live in London (about an hour from Imperial) has anyone who grew up in London got any words to say about going to a London university? Is it possible to pretend you don't live ~10 miles away?

Thanks so much for any responses.
Hi - sorry you haven't had a response to this yet. I'm just going to bump the thread in the hope that someone sees this and can help :h:
Original post by ThlipThlop
Currently I'm in Year 13, and I'm in a bit of a predicament at the moment about what to do with regard to university selection.
I have an offer to study Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Imperial, but I was hoping that would be my insurance before being rejected by Cambridge this week. This is because I'm not 100% sure I want to specialise this early, because I love all the different branches of engineering and would love to study them to some extent.
I'm expecting to get an A* in Further Maths, a D1 in Pre U Physics and an A or A* in chemistry so I'm not too worried about meeting the offer, and I was wondering if anyone could give an account of their experience doing the course, especially if they weren't entirely sure that the specialism was right for them.
Currently I think if I had to specialise it would be a toss up between Aero and Electrical but there's no overlap whatsoever which means I have to pick correctly.
I also have offers from Southampton and Bristol for Electrical and an offer from Durham for General Engineering.

Lastly, I live in London (about an hour from Imperial) has anyone who grew up in London got any words to say about going to a London university? Is it possible to pretend you don't live ~10 miles away?

Thanks so much for any responses.


I was/am in the same sort of situation, when I did my Cambridge interview and visited the department I realised that general engineering wasn't for me, if you generally really enjoy maths , then electrical is for you, and Imperial is a world leader at that. The problem I found with the general engineering course was that it was filled with a lot of clutter of things that reallly didn't interest me, e.g. structural engineering modules etc. Imperial's research was really exciting and the course was perfect for me. Also, if you're considering the night life then London is the perfect place for that. From my experience, the professors and other students at the interview for Imperial appeared much more easy-going. I think that Aerospace and EEE are not that many world's apart, I mean E/E engineers play a huge role in the industry, but obviously not working on the same parts of aircraft. I think I'm actually going to reject Cambridge's offer because I like Imperial that much. I would say definitely go for the Imperial offer and put Durham as your insurance.



I also live in London and I've heard form people who are at London Universities who also grew up there that it's a completely different experience as much as if you were in any other part of the country.
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Original post by Nima Karshenas
I was/am in the same sort of situation, when I did my Cambridge interview and visited the department I realised that general engineering wasn't for me, if you generally really enjoy maths , then electrical is for you, and Imperial is a world leader at that. The problem I found with the general engineering course was that it was filled with a lot of clutter of things that reallly didn't interest me, e.g. structural engineering modules etc. Imperial's research was really exciting and the course was perfect for me. Also, if you're considering the night life then London is the perfect place for that. From my experience, the professors and other students at the interview for Imperial appeared much more easy-going. I think that Aerospace and EEE are not that many world's apart, I mean E/E engineers play a huge role in the industry, but obviously not working on the same parts of aircraft. I think I'm actually going to reject Cambridge's offer because I like Imperial that much. I would say definitely go for the Imperial offer and put Durham as your insurance.
I also live in London and I've heard form people who are at London Universities who also grew up there that it's a completely different experience as much as if you were in any other part of the country.

Southampton is one of the best for EEE.
And you chose Durham as insurance???

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